May is Mental Health Awareness Month and every year the goal is to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. If ever there was a time to focus on mental health awareness, now is that time. Everyone has likely experienced some level … Continue reading Three Tips to “Knock it Down a Notch!”
This past Thursday marked 90 days since I was admitted to the hospital from overwhelming anxiety. I can't say that I'm totally cured but hell, what fun would that be anyway?! I can say without a doubt that I am feeling better than I have in years, on a fraction of the meds and am … Continue reading 90 Days Out!
Today I had the honor and humbling experience of speaking at the anxiety treatment program where I spent weeks learning how to accept anxiety. I completed outpatient therapy for my anxiety disorder two months ago (already?!) When I started program I was at rock-bottom. I had lost hope that I could live life with my … Continue reading Speaking at Anxiety Program
In our zealousness to "fix" anxiety we often get in our own way. I lived for years trying to avoid anxiety by removing myself from situations that I thought may provoke panic. I would also avoid anxiety by taking medications to try to stay ahead of it before anxiety hit. The fact is that acceptance … Continue reading Butterfly Struggles and Anxiety